Scott Herold

Scott Herold leads product design and architecture for Quest’s Virtualization Management Division. With more than a decade of industry experience in operating system, network, security and storage design, Herold has been a pioneer in architecting advanced virtualization solutions.  he is also the co-author of two bestselling books, VMware ESX Server: Advanced Technical Design Guide and VMware Infrastructure 3: Advanced Technical Design Guide.  Focused on helping organizations achieve the benefits of virtualization while minimizing the challenges, Herold is a frequent presenter at industry events and contributes to whitepapers and articles focused on virtualization best practices. 

Articles by Scott Herold

As organizations grow and evolve, they must implement technology changes to accommodate evolving infrastructure needs, often within complex systems running business-critical applications. Along with this, there frequently is an increased demand to reduce the costs of technology by sharing hardware and software resources, a demand many companies try to meet by establishing virtual environments. Virtualization balances the often underutilized physical machines by consolidating them into a single physical host that runs multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) sharing the four core resources—CPU, memory, disks and network cards—of one physical host.

Posted July 13, 2009